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Staten Island, New York: Mechanical Jaws Shark (Closed)

Hung upside down from the ceiling of a chicken restaurant. Former terror shark from the defunct 1990 Universal Studios Jaws ride in Orlando. Restaurant closed in 2023; shark sold to a Jaws collector.

494 Chicken

Inside 494 Chicken. West Shore Expy exit 7. Drive east on Victory Blvd for three-quarters of a mile. On the left, at the corner of Baron Blvd, in the building with the orange awning.
Restaurant closed in 2023.

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Mechanical Jaws Shark

494 Chicken appears to be out of business. The door was locked and the building is vacant. Visited on 1/15/24.

[Lyndy, 01/15/2024]

The restaurant closed in late 2023. Its owners sold the shark -- from the 1990 Universal Studios ride -- to a Jaws fan.

Mechanical Jaws Shark

Inside the 494 Chicken restaurant. The shark is hung above the dining tables. The place is decorated with Jaws memorabilia. Came for the shark, stayed for the food.

[Frank Oyola, 03/19/2023]

Mechanical Jaws Shark.

Mechanical Jaws Shark

Universal Studios Florida original Jaws mechanical shark; the last one known to exist. Also included is a recreation of the now-defunct ride.

[John Ryan, 10/22/2018]

The Jaws ride was shut down in 2012, but this mechanical shark may date to its opening in 1990. It was put on display n 2018.

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